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Pinon Hills pot growing operation busted

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department released this photo of a marijuana growing operation in Pinon Hills.

January 2, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Investigators took down a major marijuana growing operation at a home in Pinon Hills.

More than 500 marijuana plants in various stages of growth were seized Monday from the house in the 9000 block of Ponderosa Road.

Officials said every room of the home, along with a two-car garage, were being used for the cultivation. They found an advanced hydroponic growing set up to include lighting, fans, air conditioning units and filtration system.

Deputies arrested one person who was at the home. Alejandro Guadalupe Amarillas Quintero, 20, was booked at the Adelanto Detention Center.